Labour’s Emily Thornberry on a career spent fighting for queer rights, Minogue vs Minogue and her gay icon Queen Elizabeth
Ask any Twitter user with a red rose and a rainbow flag in their bio and they’ll tell you that Labour shadow foreign secretary and leadership hopeful Emily Thornberry is a gay icon.
Her night spent at historic London gay bar Royal Vauxhall Tavern, rubbing shoulders with tank-topped… boys, with a gin and tonic in one hand and a cigarette in the other, has become the stuff of legend.
And all things considered, Emily Thornberry has all the hallmarks of a woman who gay men would elevate to ‘icon’ status. Emily Thornberry is confident, charming and affable to be around, can deliver a camp one-liner and she’s prime fodder for memes and gifs.
But right now, Emily Thornberry is fighting to make the final ballot to become the next leader
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